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Mid-Century Rolling Club Chairs by Directional - a Pair
By Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish pair of rolling club chairs by Directional. Each chair has five casters on the base allowing for a rolling or swivelling action. Contoured back and armrests give the chairs a...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Upholstery

Swivel Chairs by Directional
By Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern barrel back chairs by Directional with swivel action. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).   
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric

  • Swivel Chairs by Directional
  • Swivel Chairs by Directional
  • Swivel Chairs by Directional
  • Swivel Chairs by Directional
H 28 in. W 31 in. D 32 in.
Jonathan Ginat for Directional Mid-Century Modern Cube Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Directional, Jonathan Ginat
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern cube lounge or club chairs Designed by Jonathan Ginat for Directional USA, 1970s Lacquered wood and chrome and upholstery Measures: 35.1...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Four Mid Century Modern Polished Chrome Dining Chairs
By Directional
Located in Hollywood, FL
The channeled upholstered seat above a chrome base.
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Vintage 1970s American Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Six Dining Chairs by Paul Evans for Directional, Mid-Century Modern
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Set of six dining chairs, two armchairs and four side chairs from Paul Evans for Directional. Stainless steel and new charcoal-gray wool upholstery. Measures: Side chairs are 19" wid...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Kipp Stewart Modern Lounge Chairs by Directional
By Kipp Stewart, Directional
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern "Arc" lounge chairs features heavy chrome frames and sleek Kipp Stewart design. Quality vintage craftsmanship by Directional furniture, this p...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Directional Chrome and Leather Swivel Lounge Chair
By Directional
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous mid-century modern chrome and leather lounge chair designed for Directional. The chair features a polished chrome frame and beautiful tufted brown leather upholstery. An e...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Six Directional Dining Chairs
By Directional
Located in Chicago, IL
A set of six dining chairs by Directional consisting of four side chairs and two armchairs.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Set of Six Directional Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Directional Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Directional Dining Chairs
  • Set of Six Directional Dining Chairs
H 42 in. W 19 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Vintage Swivel Chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional
By Directional
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Hollywood Palm Beach Regency Pair of slipper, club, lounge chairs that swivel by Vladimir Kagan for Directional (tagged) Original fabric that will need new upholstery.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Sculptural Swivel Lounge Chairs by Directional
By Directional
Located in New York, NY
Pair of sculptural swivel lounge chairs by Directional. Retains the Directional made in the USA label underneath.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Stunning Pair of Swivel Tilt Lounge Chairs by Directional
By Directional
Located in Dallas, TX
Stunning, highly sculptural lounge chairs attributed to Vladimir Kagan made by Directional Design. Each chair has been freshly recovered in blue and newly fitted with brass bases. Th...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Brass

Set of Swivel Chairs in Bouclé by Directional, circa 1970s
By Directional
Located in Stamford, CT
An extremely comfortable set of low and wide swivel / rock chairs by Directional. Newly upholstered in natural bouclé. Walnut support fully restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bouclé, Walnut

Stunning Pair of Directional Crescent Tufted Swivel Lounge Chair Midcentury
By Directional
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning pair of Directional crescent roll tufted swivel lounge chairs. These wonderful chairs are oversized and very comfortable. The original fabric is not bad and could be cleaned...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Barrel Back Lounge Chairs -Directional
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Wilmington, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern club chairs by Kipp Stewart for Directional What a find. Offered is a pair of club chairs on rollers by Kipp Stewart. They are unsigned. These two chair...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Paul McCobb for Directional Mid Century Walnut and Cane Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in La Grange, IL
Paul McCobb for Directional Mid Century walnut and cane dining chairs - set of 6. Each chair measures: 23.25 wide x 21.75 deep x 35 high, with a seat height of 18.75 inches All pie...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

Vladimir Kagan for Directional “Nautilus” Swivel Chairs, 1980
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional “Nautilus” swivel chairs. Original upholstery in very good condition.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Paul McCobb for Directional Model 1322 Lounge Chair
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Bainbridge, NY
American Mid-Century Modern Paul McCobb for Directional Furniture ebonized lounge chair, circa 1950s. Comfortable Classic with original black ebonized wood frame, tapered legs and cu...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel Lounge Nautilus Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning matching pair of Nautilus chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan and produced by Directional. These feature their original upholstery and swiveling flat black lacquered bases. ...
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Fully Restored Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb for Directional
By Paul McCobb, Directional
Located in Providence, RI
High back lounge chair designed by Paul McCobb and produced by Directional, circa 1959. Chair has been completely restored. New webbing, foam, upholstery, and new finish to the walnu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Directional Milo Baughman Swivel Beige Leather Club Lounge Armchairs, a Pair
By Directional
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Directional Milo Baughman swivel beige leather modern club lounge arm chairs - a pair. Item features large swivel and return frames, beige high quality leather upholstery, original l...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

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Leather

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Corkscrew Swivel Chairs for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Wayne, NJ
Pair of Vladimir Kagan corkscrew swivel chairs for Directional.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Paul McCobb Slipper Chairs for Directional, 1950s
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Hamburg, PA
A newly upholstered pair of Paul McCobb Model 5000 slipper chairs for Directional. Upholstered in a Holly Hunt neutral velvet. The chairs are stained in an espresso walnut finish. Th...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage Mid Century Modern Walnut Frame Blue Club Lounge Chair after Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb, Directional
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Quality vintage Mid-Century Modern club chair with sleek lines and sculptural form. Item features a solid wood frame with angled and tapered walnut legs, blue button tufted upholster...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Pace by Directional Leon Rosen Style Swivel Chair
Located in Plainview, NY
Pair of pace by Directional Leon Rosen style swivel lounge chairs. Told by the past owner that this Fine pair of swivel arm chairs were purchased by pace and are by Leon Rosen howeve...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Cantilevered Dining Chairs by Paul Evans for Directional
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New London, CT
Set of six flat bar cantilevered dining chairs: two arms and four sides, from Paul Evans' collection 77 for Directional. Chromed steel and new burnt orange upholstery.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Vladimir Kagan/Directional MCM Nautilus White Suede Leather Lounge Chair/Ottoman
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in La Grange, IL
Vladimir Kagan for Directional midcentury nautilus white suede leather lounge chair and ottoman Chair measures: 35.25 wide x 35.25 deep x 28.25 high, with a seat height of 17 inches...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Suede, Wood

Paul McCobb for Directional Wingback Lounge Chair Model 314, circa 1955
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Paul McCobb for Directional wingback lounge chair model 314, circa 1955. Professionally restored in beautiful high end oyster tweed upholstery with new cushion foam. Wood frame has b...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Maple

Perfect Pair of Paul McCobb for Directional Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Paul McCobb
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Outstanding pair of totally restored Paul McCobb lounge chairs. These chairs are in perfect restored condition with new foam and high end silk velvet. The solid walnut frames have be...
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Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

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Silk, Velvet, Walnut

Paul Evans for Directional Set of Eight Dining Chairs
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in Kansas City, MO
Set of eight dining chairs designed by Paul Evans and produced by Directional. Two armchairs and six side chairs, all expertly reupholstered a grey Maharam fabric. Great style and co...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Elegant Restored Pair of Walnut Cane Chairs by Kipp Stewart for Directional
By Kipp Stewart, Directional
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. Expert custom...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Cane, Walnut

Pair of Fully Restored Paul McCobb Bleached Walnut Lounge Chairs for Directional
By Paul McCobb, Directional
Located in North Miami, FL
Gorgeous and iconic Mid-Century pair of fully restored lounge chairs by Paul McCobb for Directional with bleached walnut legs and all new foam with down wrapped back cushions, uphols...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Bouclé, Walnut

Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional Swivel Lounge Chairs in Faux Persian Lamb
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stylish, sculptural and incredibly comfortable pair of tilt and swivel Vladimir Kagan lounge chairs for Directional. Our shop has carried several Vladimir Kagan lounge chairs in our ...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Faux Fur

Set of 8 Milo Baughman for Directional Cane Back Walnut Frame Dining Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Directional
Located in St. Louis, MO
Nice all original set of 8 Mid-Century Modern walnut frame & caned high back dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Directional c.1960s. The set is in fine original condition, s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Walnut

Set of Four Irwin Collection Dining Chairs by Paul McCobb for Directional
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Belmont, MA
Four caned back chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional with new red wool high-quality upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Paul McCobb Directional Nº 314 Wingback Lounge Chair Ottoman Mid-Century Retro
By Paul McCobb
Located in Washington, DC
Re-Upholstery required. Not usable as-is. Please ship directly to your Upholsterer, reupholstery is necessary. No woodworking necessary, the framing on chair and ottoman are tight, ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Birch

Vladimir Kagan Swivel Chairs for Directional
By Vladimir Kagan
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare pair of swivel chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, these retain original Directional labels.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Mid-century Swivel Chairs in the style of Milo Baughman for Directional
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Matching pair of stylish and very comfortable lounge chairs, Milo Baughman Style from the early 1980s. Each custom upholstered swivel chair, barrel back style, covered in a gorgeous ...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Orange Milo Baughman Channel Back Swivel Chairs
By Directional
Located in Dallas, TX
Matching pair of stylish and very comfortable lounge chairs by Milo Baughman for Directional Inc. from the early 1980s. Each professionally custom upholstered swivel chair, barrel ba...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Large Swiveling Lounge Chairs, 1970s
By Directional
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large swiveling lounge chairs by Directional Furniture, American, 1970s. The swiveling mechanism is recessed and hidden. They are very comfortable.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Foam, Wood

Set of Dining Chairs
By Directional
Located in New York, NY
Nice stylish set of six dining chairs, two arm, or "Captains" chairs, and four side chairs. Dark stain walnut frames, original, but worn, purple fabric upholstery. These chairs will ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

  • Set of Dining Chairs
  • Set of Dining Chairs
  • Set of Dining Chairs
  • Set of Dining Chairs
H 32 in. W 19 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Large Swiveling Lounge Chairs with Matching Ottomans, 1970s
By Directional
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large swiveling lounge chairs with matching ottomans on castors, by Directional Furniture, American, 1970s. The swiveling base is recessed so it’s not readily visible. These ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery, Foam

Pair of Directional Lotus Style Swivel Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 1970s lotus style swivel chairs. This pair of chairs are well made, they have a heavy, substantial feel and turn beautifully.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Kipp Stewart for Directional Lounge Chairs
By Kipp Stewart
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Kipp Stewart for Directional lounge chairs. Upholstered in linen. Legs are wood with casters.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Linen, Wood

Midcentury Kipp Stewart “Arc Lounge Chairs” for Directional
By Kipp Stewart
Located in Baltimore, MD
A stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern 1960s “Arc” lounge chairs designed by Kipp Stewart for Directional furniture. An exceptional pair, both for their form and quality. The pair emb...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Cityscape Leather Desk Chair with Castors by Paul Evans for Directional
By Paul Evans
Located in Atlanta, GA
A wonderful cityscape chair in chrome and brass patchwork made by Paul Evans studio for Directional, circa 1974. The chair is supported by exposed legs that extend to the back, givin...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Brass, Chrome

Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional swivel lounge chairs. The chairs are upholstered in an off-white bouclé fabric with black wooden swivel bases.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Paul McCobb Lounge Chair by Custom Craft for Directional
By Paul McCobb
Located in Highland, IN
A fine example of Paul McCobb's tailored aesthetic and refined sense of proportion, this great lounge chair is in excellent original condition. The upholstery is the original black v...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Paul McCobb for Directional High Back Slipper Chairs, circa 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Stamford, CT
Uncommon set of beautifully restored slipper chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional, circa 1950s. Re-upholstered in off-white bouclé, maple frames refinished in espresso.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

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Bouclé, Maple

Vladimir Kagan "Nautilus" Swivel Lounge Chair
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Fulton, CA
A swivel lounge chair designed by Vladimir Kagan by Directional. Retains original upholstery in two-tone ultrasuede. Electric blue with turquoise accent. Very good original condition...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

  • Vladimir Kagan "Nautilus" Swivel Lounge Chair
  • Vladimir Kagan "Nautilus" Swivel Lounge Chair
  • Vladimir Kagan "Nautilus" Swivel Lounge Chair
  • Vladimir Kagan "Nautilus" Swivel Lounge Chair
H 29 in. W 35.25 in. D 35.5 in.
Paul McCobb for Directional Model 3022 Lounge Chairs, Newly Reupholstered
By Paul McCobb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs designed by Paul McCobb for Directional and produced by Custom Craft. The chairs feature vibrant blue Knoll fabric and sleek s...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Kipp Stewart for Directional Pair of Lounge Chairs and Ottoman
By Kipp Stewart
Located in East Hampton, NY
Beautiful channel design upholstery in a lilac velvet fabric. Stainless steel frame is solid and in wonderful vintage condition. Ottoman dimensions: 16 height x 25 wide x 25 deep.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Paul McCobb Walnut Lounge Chairs in Original Fabric
By Directional, Paul McCobb
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul McCobb for Directional Designs, lounge chair model 1322, walnut and blue fabric, 1950s. This pair of lounge chairs is designed by Paul McCobb. The quintessential design feat...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

  • Paul McCobb Walnut Lounge Chairs in Original Fabric
  • Paul McCobb Walnut Lounge Chairs in Original Fabric
  • Paul McCobb Walnut Lounge Chairs in Original Fabric
  • Paul McCobb Walnut Lounge Chairs in Original Fabric
H 32.29 in. W 28.75 in. D 31.89 in.
Heavy Stainless Steel Base Upholstered Scoop Lounge Chair
By Directional, Kipp Stewart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern heavy polished stainless steel frame scoop chair by Kipp Stewart for Directional.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

High-Back Lounge Chair, Model 314, by Paul McCobb for Directional
By Paul McCobb
Located in Boston, MA
Paul McCobb designed this comfortable high-back lounge chair, model 314, for Directional Furniture. Its pointed wings, splayed tapering legs and wedge-shaped back cushion create a di...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Textile

Swiveling Sculptural "Cork Screw Chair" by Vladimir Kagan
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in New York, NY
Swiveling sculptural "Cork Screw Chair" by Vladimir Kagan, American, 1992 (retains original "Directional" label).
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Foam, Wood

Vladimir Kagan “Nautilus” Black and Blue Ultra Suede Swivel Club Chairs, a Pair
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of vintage black and blue ultra suede swivel club chairs by Vladimir Kagan for Directional. Swivel bases are wrapped in ultra suede and maintains Directional labels. Use with or...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Ultrasuede

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Crescent Swivel Chairs in Ivory Bouclé with Brass Bases
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stunningly chic pair of freshly reupholstered Vladimir Kagan crescent large scale swivel chairs set upon glowing brass bases and dressed in soft ivory bouclé. These are large modern ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of Slate Grey Paul McCobb Lounge Club Chairs for Directional, 1950's
By Paul McCobb
Located in Bedford Hills, NY
Exceptional pair of slate grey Paul McCobb club chairs for Directional, 1950s. Reupholstered in a rich slate grey fabric by Knoll Textiles, beautiful restored walnut frames, original...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Milo Baughman Dining Chairs, Set of 8
By Directional, Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Baughman for Directional set of chrome-plated and leather dining chairs with sled bases, upholstered with Spinneybeck leather.  
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

  • Milo Baughman Dining Chairs, Set of 8
  • Milo Baughman Dining Chairs, Set of 8
  • Milo Baughman Dining Chairs, Set of 8
  • Milo Baughman Dining Chairs, Set of 8
H 33 in. W 19.25 in. D 24 in.
Set of Six Brass Cityscape Chairs Paul Evans for Directional
Located in Atlanta, GA
A set of six cityscape dining chairs by Paul Evans for Directional, circa 1970s. The set consists of two armchairs model PE-241 and four side chairs model PE-240. Brass patchwork leg...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass

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Mid Century Modern Directional Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century modern directional chair you’re looking for. Frequently made of fabric, wood and upholstery, every mid century modern directional chair was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century modern directional chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A mid century modern directional chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made mid century modern directional chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Directional, Paul McCobb and Kipp Stewart are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Directional Chair?

Prices for a mid century modern directional chair start at $1,250 and top out at $35,000 with the average selling for $6,500.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.